Tag Archives: scarinish

1997.54.1

Photocopied book extract `List of Inhabitants of Tyree and their Age in September 1779` edited by Eric Cregeen.

The inhabitants listed by township and family.

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1997.63.1.1

Photocpy of two newspaper articles `Thank you, Tiree!` and `The Late Captain Allan Campbell, Scarinish`.

(1) Letter to the editor of the People`s Journal by T. Henry Ruddich from near Carlisle who stayed on holiday at `Seaside`, Vaul. He praises Tiree as a holiday destination and includes a four-verse poem. (2) Obituary for Allan Campbell of Deobedal, Scarinsh.

1997.49.1

Petition from Poor Persons in Tyree for Aid to Emigrate

Transcription of a petition for assistance to emigrate appended to ‘Crofts and Farms in the Hebrides’ by the 8th Duke of Argyll.

This petition was sent in 1851 to Sir John MacNeill, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the Relief of the Poor in Scotland. Sir John was married to a daughter of the 8th Duke of Argyll, who appended the petition to his ‘Crofts and Farms in Hebrides’ addressed to the Napier Commission of 1883.

A hundred and thirty-six islanders signed the petition. Ninety-nine of them were landless cottars; the remainder were small tenants, of whom only four paid rent over £10 a year. They represented the class of islanders that the Duke was anxious to clear from his estate.

Around a third of the petitioners were given assistance to emigrate with their families on board the ‘Conrad’, ‘Birman’ and ‘Onyx’ in July 1851. Another twenty-seven families from the island left with them.

1997.51.1

Photocopied extracts from book `Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland` by John Gregorson Campbell.

Tales and traditions collected entirely from oral sources by John Gregorson Campbell, minister of Tiree from 1861-91.

1997.48.1

Photocopy of book `Argyll Estates Instructions` edited by Eric Cregeen.

The instructions given by John, the 5th Duke of Argyll to his Chamberlain in Mull and Morvern and his Chamberlain in Tiree with an introduction by Eric Cregeen.

2001.207.1

Photocopy of petition to William Sproat from the owners and masters of vessels frequenting Scarinish harbour.

Petition to Willian Sproat, Porcurator Fiscal, to take legal steps to have the hulk of the `Laverock Scott` owned by Archibald Brown of Mannal removed from Scarinish harbour where it is poses a danger to other vessels.

2001.201.3.1

Information relating to the family of Lachlan MacFadyen, Heanish

Family history of Lachlan MacFadyen, Heanish: (1) photocopy of page from scrapbook re the death at the age of 21 of Angus MacFadyen who was an able seaman on the `Cymric Queen`, (2) photocopy of three photographs of Hector MacFadyen, one with his wife, Emma, and son, Ronald, (3) page of photocopied newspaper articles re Hector MacFadyen, the son of Lachlan MacFadyen, Heanish, and a newspaper photograph of Hector`s son, Hector, aboard a minesweeper, (4) photocopy of Scarinish harbour from a 1959 calendar.

2001.198.1

Audio cassette recording of Angus MacLean interviewed by Maggie Campbell in Scarinish on 20/11/01.

Angus MacLean of Scarinish talks to Maggie Campbell in November 2001 about his time in the fire service after the RAF left, the first fire leader Neil Gunn from Heanish and his team, the Western Area Fire Service in the 1950s, using a Hathaway pump, the fire box at Taigh na Beairt in Scarinish, the new fire station beside the hotel, the first fire tender in 1970, the better equipment under Strathclyde Fire Brigade, several fires including two fatal ones and the improvements in the service.